I'm hooked! Every so often a game will cause me to lose days. The Block Game is doing it today. I had this in times past but it refused to work on Windows 7. However once I increased the memory I went searching for it and discovered it worked. The problem is I start and cannot finish, unless I make a mistake and look away and the thing falls over itself.
This is not new, I have found a variety of simple kids games that keep me 'entertained' for days, sometimes weeks. The 123 Solitaire game of course is always around, but there was a snooker game I once had (or was it Billiards?) that for a period filled hours that ought to have been wasted doing something useful, like eating, sleeping or washing!
The 'Bouncing Balls' game is also a dumb simple game that is aimed at kids yet I can spend days playing the thing! Usually I play such games while watching TV or even the football when it gets a bit rubbish! This keeps my fingers busy as they get fidgety if I am not typing something. My fingers do not like sitting around and if my mind fails to invent words to write they get very annoyed, these games fill that void.
I am not one for the larger games that feature car chases, overcoming obstacles to reach an end but my ageing sister has developed a hunger for such as these. Her grandchildren demanded the 'X-Boxes' or 'Wii's' or whatever they use and as they grew older new ones arrived, gran found these dumped on her. Both she and her man waste time struggling through obstacles when in times past folks their age would have been sitting on rocking chairs smoking pipes and knitting. Not quite sure who would be dong which mind. They say such games keeps the mind active, so does reading a book I say but that is too much for them.
I will stick to simple games that suit my simple mind, brain stuff is not for me.